2 April 2007

Vogue 4209

Pattern: Vogue 4209 (copyright date 1961)

Size: size 10 (bust 31", waist 24.5", hip 33")

Fabric: Michael Miller Cocoa Funky Flowers from Wal Mart (I paid $1.97/metre for this - what a deal!!)

Project Photo
Comments: I bought some absolutely amazing ( and expensive fabric) from Emma One Sock for one of the dresses in my SWAP and I immediately thought of this Vogue pattern. To avoid disaster, I figured had I better make a muslin of this dress before cutting into the good EOS stuff. I'm glad I did. The pattern did not need alot of tweaking, but enough that I would not have been happy if I had just dived in with the good fabric. In the end, I found that I needed to remove some width across the chest and back, but everything alse fit nicely right out of the package.

The sleeve/bodice region was also a bit tricky to figure out at first, but after a bit of playing and testing, I finally worked the construction out. I am now quite content to cut into the SWAP fabric.

Conclusion: This is such a feminine dress with interesting lines. It is quite flattering on and I can't wait to get the SWAP version of this dress completed (I began construction yesterday). I hope to have the dress completed by mid to end of week.


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Okay with all the muslins you have made you now have two great wardrobes! Are you going to show all the muslins as well as the finished pieces? I am still struggling to the finish line but I am determined to get there! :)

Summerset said...

Fun dress - perfect for summer!